Buenos Aires, Latin America Region: Video Journalist - AFP

Job Vacancy: 
Video Journalist - AFP 

Buenos Aires, Latin America Region

Closing Date: 15th December 2018

Starting date : beginning of 2019 Applications to be sent by December 15, 218


AFP Buenos Aires is looking to recruit a motivated video journalist for a full-time position starting beginning of 2019.

Buenos Aires is key to our fast-growing coverage in Latin America as the country remains a key player in the Latin American political landscape.

Argentina is the third economy of Latin America, after Brazil and Mexico. Political and economic events in Argentina are of high interest for the other countries in the region and the world. It offers also a wide variety of sports, culture and lifestyle subjects. Paraguay is a small landlocked nation wedged between Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. This Catholic country struggles with high rates of poverty, and rampant corruption. It also has a rich indigenous culture and identity, and strong football roots.

You will produce fast-breaking news, high quality features and work at creating a pool of stringers in Argentina and Paraguay. You will be in charge of developing our live coverage possibilities and will develop a strong network to access third-party images.

The job requires flexibility in terms of hours, and the candidate needs to be available to work evenings, weekends and to travel when necessary in and outside the country.

You will work under the authority of the Bureau Chief and AFPTV regional coordinator.
You will need an excellent news judgment and strong editing skills. You will need training skills to assist potential new stringers, photographers of the office as well as be relentless and patient in getting information and contacts in a sometimes frustrating environment.

You will have to ensure the reliability of news covered and respect for the agency's editorial policy.

You will contribute to the multimedia coordination with text and photo. Active engagement on social media would be a plus.

In an ever-changing media environment, the nature of the job could evolve in line with coverage demands and the requirements of an increasingly diverse client base.


We are looking for someone with:

- At least two years’ experience of shooting breaking news and producing short-format hard news and newsmagazine packages for broadcast or cable networks - Good shooting/editing skills - Honed digital non-linear editing skills, preferably on Final Cut Pro - Excellent news judgment and knowledge of current events - Ability to perform on deadline - Ability to work calmly under pressure and availability to work evenings and weekends when necessary. - Excellent knowledge of Spanish and English. French is an asset.


In Buenos Aires, the video journalist will work with the bureau chief, the deputy, 3 reporters and 2 photographers. The office counts with a commercial and an administration employee.


With close to 15 million inhabitants, Buenos Aires is one of the most vibrant cities in Latin America. It offers a rich cultural life, with various theatres, restaurants and a vast network of museums, schools and high-quality universities. The capital is safe. With an inflation of 20 to 25%, the cost of life is high.

Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation and CV to

Alexandre.PEYRILLE@afp.com, Buenos Aires bureau chief
Madeleine.PRADEL@afp.com, regional video coordinator
Daphne.lemelin @afp.com, deputy regional video coordinator
Maria.LORENTE@afp.com, regional chief editor
Pierre.AUSSEIL@afp.com, regional director for Latin America

++ Before submitting applications, candidates should ask Philippe Turrel (philippe.turrel@afp.com) about the financial terms of the post

THE COMPANY: AFP is a global news agency, delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,900 staff and stringers spread across 165 countries, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages, delivering the news in video, text, photographs, multimedia and graphics. AFPTV is its fast-growing international television service, delivering a broad range of videos including major breaking news, investigative reports and features.

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